3 days in Lyon Itinerary

3 days in Lyon Itinerary

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Lyon

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Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Let the collections at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon and Musee Miniature et Cinema capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere and Museum and site of Saint-Romain-en-Gal Vienne. Take a break from Lyon with a short trip to Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval in Hauterives, about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse, explore the ancient world of Théâtre gallo-romain, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill, and shop like a local with Place Bellecour.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lyon online travel planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport, Saint-Étienne-Bouthéon Airport, Grenoble-Isère Airport and Chambéry-Savoie Airport. In September in Lyon, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

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Museum and site of Saint-Romain-en-Gal Vienne, Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval
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Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval ©
Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval

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